What is a mentor or a buddy?
A mentor or a buddy is an Austrian who wants to support a refugee along their path towards integration in Austrian society. These are people who can show you how life in Austria works and who can answer all your questions.
If you wish to have a buddy or a mentor by your side, you need to register with one of these programmes:
- All over Austria:
- Start with a Friend (German link)
- Big Brothers Big Sisters for 6 to 17-year-olds (German link)
- Mentoring for Migrants by WKO and Austrian Integration Fund
- go to Diakonie und sign up for a buddy (German link)
- go to the Red Cross and sign up for an IntegrationsBuddy (German link)